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Berkeley and District Skittles Leagueteaching2fishround the bend
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Headquarters: Sharpness Dockers Sports & Welfare Association, The Docks, Sharpness, Gloucestershire, GL13 9UN
Founded
1957
The League covers an area in south Gloucestershire midway between Bristol and Gloucester
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Forthcoming dates in the Diary
 
Mon 1st December DEADLINE for entries into Mixed Pairs, Open Individual and Open Pairs competitions
Sat 13th December Christmas Break starts
Sun 14th December DEADLINE for All-in Cup second round preliminary/main ties
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Division Leaders  Pl   W   D   L   Pts    
Prem  Avengers 
 Bridgetown 
11
10
11
8
0
0
0
2
22
16
 
 
Div 1  Better Half 
 Windbound Exiles 
11
11
8
7
0
0
3
4
16
14
 
 
Div 2  Fusiliers 
 Allsorts 
 Millermen 
 BA Rangers 
9
10
8
10
8
6
5
6
0
0
2
0
1
4
1
4
16
12
12
12
 
 
 
 
Div 3  X-Rs 
 Tactical Twits 
10
11
9
8
0
0
1
3
18
16
 
 
Div 4  Rangers 
 Wannabees 
10
8
8
7
0
0
2
1
16
14
 
 
Div 5  Warriors 
 Hopefuls 
11
10
11
9
0
0
0
1
22
18
 
 
Div 6  4.20 
 Chaos 
10
9
9
8
0
0
1
1
18
16
 
 
 
News and Notices
 
Pinned pinned Under-23s Singles Competition
This competition is aimed at encouraging younger players in the Berkeley and District Skittles League:
• to be held on evening of Sunday 4th January (and if needed on Sunday 11th January) at Slimbridge RBL
• to qualify, players must have played in the BDSL this season and must have been under 23 years of age on Monday 1st September 2014
• players will need to bring proof of age to the competition
• scoring is per all-in (i.e. not front-pin first)
• there will be a separate ladies section
Entrants to register with Steve Tilley by 21st December.
1 week ago Ladies Singles Competition
This year 34 ladies entered the competition held at Slimbridge RBL over Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th November.
The competition started with some very close matches and the new competition pins and balls only gave away 4 spares (Mo McIntyre 15, Sue Coole 13, Gill Meadows 13, Lou Macey)
The last 16 were:
Mo McIntyre, Gilly Stook (Hopefuls); Gill Meadows, Leanne Smith (Lassies); Sandra Lavis (Artists); Jo Stevenson, Chris Andrews (Titbits); Jen Day, Jackie Langford (Hot Gossips); Sue Coole (Oddbods); Liz Dent (Tipsy Moonshiners); Denise Vigars, Nora Mears, Sandra Mellerup, Shirley Meek, Dot Bennett (Chaos).
In the semi final Mo beat Jen 55 to 44 and Shirley beat Gill 54 to 51.
In a very close final after 5 legs the score was all square then Mo McIntyre edged ahead of Shirley Meek in leg 6 and won by 55 (77657986) to 52 (68657686).
A big thank you to Slimbridge RBL for hosting the event and to the staff and stickers.
1 week ago Front-Pin Knockout
2nd round draw has been made. Ties to be played by Sunday 11th January.
2 weeks ago Rules and Etiquette - starting matches on time
Due to a recent chain of events where a game was abandoned after 7 legs, captains and players are reminded of some rules and etiquette to ensure that matches get underway at a reasonable time.

Rule 8 states that Every effort must be made to start matches at 8.15pm. While this rarely happens, it is generally accepted that matches should start by 8.30pm at the latest.
If you are still waiting for other players to turn up at 8.30pm, advise the opposing (acting) captain but get the match started.
Rule 17 can be applied if players are still not present at the start of the 3rd leg - this restricts late players from bowling off (i.e. to catch up) after first 2 legs are complete.
• If the sticker is not present at the start of the match, the home team should take over sticking-up duties.
• If the sticker is slow (new ones sometimes are) the home team should, without criticism, assist the sticker.
Rule 4 states that matches to be played over 8 legs.

This will be raised at the next AGM.
1 month ago All-In Cup
2nd round preliminary and 2nd round main draws have been made. Ties to be played by Sunday 14th December.
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Welcome
The Berkeley and District Skittles League was formed in 1957 and consists of up to 112 teams in 7 divisions playing from September to April every year. Matches are played on 18 alleys in pubs and clubs in Berkeley, Sharpness, Cam, Dursley, Coaley, Wotton-under-Edge, Slimbridge and Rockhampton. [more...]
 
Downloads
» download Blank ScoresheetBlank Scoresheet
» download Minutes from AGM on 11/6/2014Minutes from AGM on 11/6/2014
» download League Rules 2014/15League Rules 2014/15
» download Charity Collection Scheme 2014/15Charity Collection Scheme 2014/15
 
League Fixtures for Mon 24th November Show fixtures for previous day Show fixtures for next day
 
Div 1: Lynch Pins v Nobblers
 
Div 2: Bridge v BA Rangers
 
Div 3: Raggedass Rangers v Breakaways
 
Div 4: Duty Free v First Class
Div 4: Opposition v Fizz Kids
Div 4: Rockin Berries v Wannabees
 
Div 5: Barclays League v Mole Hunters
 
Div 6: Lassies v 4.20

Looking for new pins or balls?

Try Skittles Pins and Balls.
Run by the former Secretary of the Stroud and District Skittles League, they use local resources to supply quality wooden pins and balls to teams and venues in BDSL, neighbouring leagues and to other leagues around the south west of England and Wales. They will also skim old skittles balls which may still have some life in them.